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Mill Stage Captioning

If you need to put captions on the master KiPro file:

On the Panasonic Switcher, Press AUX 3 button (Green Circle), then the sixth button in AUX ROW (Blue Circle). This sends the feed from production with the captions to the KiPro

To switch the feed back after the show, Press AUX 3 (Green Circle), then PGM (Yellow Circle). This sends the normal Program feed back to the KiPro

 

If you need to put captions on the Encoder streaming feed:

On the Panasonic Switcher, Press AUX 4 button (Red Circle), then the sixth button in AUX ROW (Blue Circle). This sends the feed from production with the captions to the Encoder.

To switch the feed back after the show, Press AUX 4 (Red Circle), then PGM (Yellow Circle). This sends the normal Program feed back to the Encoder.


 

Directing Tips

Preface

It is critical to distinguish between a good performance and a good broadcast. Could you have a good performance and a bad broadcast? Can you have a bad performance and a good broadcast?

Millennium Stage Show Types

We have a large number of very different types of performers that come to the stage. This is what can make for difficult broadcasts. Why? You may not have the opportunity to work a certain type of show for many months if it doesn’t fall on a shift that you are working. Also, one performance is not the same as the next.

What makes a good show? Is there such a thing as a good director or a bad director? Is a good director always good?

Case Study

Max Queen’s 3 shows:
1) Good:  July 17
2) Not Great:  July 18
3) Great:  July 20

What changed?

Skill level (same) + preparation/gameplan/communication (changed)

The director is the leader, but it is a team operation. The leader must take initiative and is responsible for the show. No such thing as a perfect show, but we can try our best and have a well prepared, well executed, team effort.

Ways to Prepare for Directing a Show

  • Research artist and past performances
  • Determine best camera locations and operators
  • Work with camera ops during sound check
  • Work with production on staging, lighting, and sound
  • Gather team input

Principles of Good Directing

**Do not sacrifice a lower principle (I) for a higher principle (II or III).  If you are unable to follow the action on a given show for whatever reason, do not attempt to add variety or to be creative.  This happens to all of us regardless of experience level.  Experience tells us when it is necessary to go back to basics on a particular show**

Principle I: Document the show (follow the action)
Level of Certainty: Least certain of what is happening on stage

  • What is following the action? It is when the action is inside your frame.
  • Ex: Papermoon Puppet Theatre 9/8/12
    • 9:30-11:30 Bad (action is outside of frame)
    • 22:05-24:05 Good (followed action + cut quickly)

Principle II: Mix it up (follow the action + variety)
Level of Certainty: Comfortably certain

  • What is variety? Different distances and angles.
  • Ex: J.P. Reali 1/24/12
    • 2:33-4:33 Variety (only one player on stage so must mix it up)

Principle III: Be creative (follow the action + variety + appropriate, aesthetic direction)
Level of Certainty: Most certain

  • What is artistic control? Whatever you can come up with.
  • Ex: Alicia Ward 3/22/11
    • 47:04-47:30 – followed action, variety, artistic control

Royalty Free Music

 

THE BIG 2013 FREE MUSIC SITE LISTING UPDATE!!!
The following sites were sent in to Indy Mogul after the original episode aired:

http://www.youtube.com/user/FreebieFM
http://www.purple-planet.com/
http://www.royaltyfreemusicfree.com/
http://www.gumballmusic.com
http://www.downloadroyaltyfreemusic.org
http://www.royaltyfreeze.com
http://www.luckstock.com
http://dig.ccmixter.org/
http://soundcloud.com/fateuser
http://www.jamendo.com/en/
http://www.musopen.org/
http://www.nosoapradio.us/
http://www.machinimasound.com/
http://www.firstcom.com/
http://www.freesound.org
http://www.sweetsoundeffects.com
http://www.mobygratis.com/film-music….

This week, Russell explains how Creative Commons music licenses work, and how you can use them to your advantage by getting music you are legally allowed to use in your Youtube videos, often being able to monetize them also!

List of Free Music Sites:
http://incompetech.com
http://joshwoodward.com
http://freemusicarchive.org
http://royaltyfreekings.com
http://mattmcfarland.com
http://audionautix.com
http://anthonykozar.net/music
http://freemusicforvideos.com
http://beatsroyaltyfree.com
http://soundcloud.com/noizeindex
http://soundcloud.com/soapandfoam
http://soundcloud.com/tanmay_buch

Additional Sites:
http://danosongs.com
http://jimmyg.us
http://soundcloud.com – Check the bottom of the page to find the Creative Commons section to search music that can be used.

If you would like to add to this list, email us at friday101mail@gmail.com with the subject line “More Free Music”

If you have a question, are seeking advice (FILMMAKING advice, Russ is NOT, in fact, a licensed therapist), or were just wondering about anything at all film or video related, send an email to:
FRIDAY101MAIL@Gmail.com
Even quick, simple questions will do.

If you have made a movie and want advice as to how it could be better, send a Youtube link, listed or unlisted, to:
FRIDAY101MAIL@Gmail.com
and let Russell know you want your movie put on THE CHOPPING BLOCK!

Intro Video by Anthony De Coninck (aka Stylow)
http://www.youtube.com/stylowarts

Opening Theme by Abhilash Buch
http://www.soundcloud.com/SoapAndFoam

Additional Music by
http://www.incompetech.com
http://joshwoodward.com
http://freemusicarchive.org
http://royaltyfreekings.com
http://mattmcfarland.com
http://audionautix.com
http://anthonykozar.net/music
http://freemusicforvideos.com
http://beatsroyaltyfree.com
http://soundcloud.com/noizeindex
http://soundcloud.com/soapandfoam
http://soundcloud.com/tanmay_buch

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Run Adobe Post Processor on f4v files

  1. Go to Start>Run
  2. Type cmd and press enter
  3. Type in D: and press enter
  4. Copy this path:
    cd “D:\archives\mp4”
  5. Right-click the title bar of the command prompt window, point to Edit, and then click Paste.
  6. Copy this code, paste it in Notepad or the web browser address bar, and update the date and location when applicable (i.e. MSN, TER, COH). Copy the updated string.
    f4vpp -i 07252012_1800_MSN2.f4v -o 07252012_1800_MSN.mp4
  7. Right-click the title bar of the command prompt window, point to Edit, and then click Paste.
  8. Let the process run until complete and then close the command window.
  9. In the browser, move f4v files into the f4vs folder
  10. Open Filezilla and FTP the mp4 file. Please note that default Filezilla location has been updated. This will not change anything for you.

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